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ECSCRM 2018 Tutors

Professor Phil Mawby - University of Warwick, UK

ProProfessor Phil Mawbyfessor Philip Mawby holds the Chair of Power Electronics within the School of Engineering at Warwick He has been at the University for over 12 years, and has established a world leading research group in SiC based power electronics. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on Silicon Carbide power device technology and applications. He also has an internationally recognized activity in the modelling of power devices, particularly in the area of compact modelling and fast systems modelling. He now heads a team of 25 researchers. He is the author of over 200 journal and international conference papers, a fellow of the IET and a fellow of the Institute of Physics as well as a senior member of the IEEE.

Professor Mawby is currently running numerous research projects in the area of power electronics in the automotive, aerospace, power distribution, semiconductor materials and power electronics reliability areas.

He also leads Warwick’s global research priority (GRP) in Energy across the university and is the chairperson for ECSCRM 2018.

Professor Francesco La Via - Italian National Council of Research, Italy

Professor FraProfessor Francesco la Viancesco La Via was born in Catania, Italy, in September 1961. He received the M.S. degree in physics from Catania University, Catania, Italy, in 1985. From 1985 to 1990, he had a fellowship at SGS-Thompson, Catania. In 1990, he joined the CNR Institute for Microelectronic, Catania as a researcher. During this time, he also spent nine months as a Visiting Scientist at Philips National Laboratory, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, working on a project for the use of epitaxial cobalt silicide in permeable base transistors.
In 2001 he became senior researcher of the CNR Institute for Microelectronic and Microsensors and he is responsible of the research group that work on the new metallization schemes for silicon and silicon carbide. From 2003 he is responsible of the division of CNR-IMM that developed new CVD reactors and new processes for silicon carbide epitaxy and hetero-epitaxy. He is responsible of several industrial research projects in the field of SiC epitaxial growth and new systems for CVD and sublimation growth.

In this period he has published more than 270 papers on JCR journals and two invited papers. He has presented several invited contributions to international conferences and has organized several conference and tutorials. He is referee of several international journals: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Material Research, IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Chemical Vapour Deposition.

Dr Roberta Nipoti - Italian National Council of Research, Italy

Dr Roberta NipotiDr Roberta Nipoti is senior researcher with the Italian National Council of Research in the unit of Bologna of the Institute of Microelectronic and Microsystems. She received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in Physics from the University of Bologna in 1979. She has always performed experimental researches on the processing of semiconductor materials for electronic device applications. Her main experience and expertise are on the electrical doping of semiconductors materials (Si, GaAs, and SiC) by ion implantation and on the use of conventional and unconventional thermal treatments for post implantation annealing and for metal-semicondutor reactions.

Professor Paul Chow - Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, USA

Professor Paul ChowFrom 1977-1989, Professor. Chow worked at General Electric Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY. In the first two years, he was involved with developing CVD processes and characterization of doped tin oxide and indium oxide thin films for transparent electrode applications in solid-state imagers. From 1979-1982, his work on refractory metals and metal silicides included the deposition and plasma etching of these films as well as their incorporation into integrated-circuit processes and performance characterization of test devices and logic circuits. From 1982 to 1989, he participated in the design and process development of various discrete and integrable MOS-gated unipolar and bipolar devices (such as the MOSFET, IGBT and MCT). Also, he was involved with process architecture and integration of high-voltage power integrated circuits. Since 1989, he has been in the faculty of the Electrical, Systems and Computer Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Professor Andrea Irace - University of Naples, Italy

Prof Andrea IraceProfessor Andrea Irace received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of electronics. His interests include power semiconductor devices and optoelectronic devices. Professor Irace is a Member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs and a regular Reviewer for international journals and conferences.

Professor Alan Mantooth - University of Arkansas, USA

Professor Alan MantoothProfessor Alan Mantooth received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and 21st Century Research Leadership Chair at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Mantooth has 20 years of academic experience in addition to eight years in industry. He has served in several leadership positions in both industry and academe, and currently serves as Executive Director for the NSF Research Center on Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) and as Deputy Director for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS). Since its inception in 2005 he has served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transportation (NCREPT) and overseen its research and building program, which includes a 6 MVA test facility and cybersecurity testbed.

He also serves as the Executive Director of the DoE Cybersecurity Center on Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS). Dr. Mantooth has published refereed articles and books in semiconductor device modeling, electronic design automation, IC design and power electronics design, and electronic packaging and integration.

He is an IEEE Fellow, has served on the IEEE PELS Advisory Committee since 2004 and was elected PELS President for 2017 and 2018.

Professor Richard McMahon - University of Warwick, UK

Professor Richard McMahonProfessor McMahon was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. He gained both his undergraduate degree and PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University. Following a number of post-doctoral positions, latterly in the Department of Physics in Cambridge, he returned to a Lectureship in Engineering. He is a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and is a Guest Professor at North China Electric Power University.

Professor McMahon is an Associate Editor of two IET journals (Power Electronics and Renewable Power Generation) and is on the Organizing Committee of IET's PEMD (Power Electronics Machines and Drives Conference).

Professor McMahon has published over 240 papers and is named as an inventor on 19 patents (granted or applied for). He received a UK Energy Innovation Award in 2015 for Best University Technology (with HTIP Limited). He has given invited technical and public lectures and has supervised, or is supervising, 36 doctoral students and 23 Masters students.